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Partnership Network

The ADL Partnership Network is a managed community of interest, consisting of US-based government agencies, international military entities, and select US-based academic institutions. The network collaborates on developing and delivering world-class technology-based education, training, and personnel development. Largely, this work focuses on enhancing distributed learning research, implementation, and policy guidance in military and national government contexts.

The network helps expand access to quality education and training (anytime, anywhere); it strengthens international ties, and it creates a community for sharing requirements, establishing common standards and specifications, exchanging lessons-learned, and conducting collaborative research and implementation projects related to distributed learning.

The ADL Initiative Partnership Laboratories (i.e., academic institutions) support the network through research, while the governmental Partnership Centers focus more on operational training and education development and delivery. Together, this diverse team helps meet the ADL Initiative Partnership Network’s objectives to exchange information; promote a shared strategy; support development, testing and implementation; and influence the future.

Current Participants

The US ADL Initiative leads the ADL Partnership Network, which is comprised of several participants, including numerous international defense organizations, the US Office of Personnel Management, and a number of US-based universities:

  • Canada

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    The Canadian ADL Partnership Center provides a collaborative environment for training organizations throughout the DND, sharing resources and experiences to implement innovative learning solutions and disruptive technologies.

  • Denmark

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    The Danish Center for Education is responsible for the development, procurement, implementation, and evaluation of Advanced Distributive Learning (ADL) digital learning resources in the Danish Defence Forces.

  • Finland

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    The mission of Learning (ADL) and Image Services Unit is to develop innovative and modern e-learning solutions, which are user-friendly, cost-effective, and compatible with other learning elements and environments.

  • Germany

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    ADL Partnership member page for Germany, including Mission, Leadership, and Contact Information.

  • Korea

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    NIPA was launched to create synergy for the advancement of the IT industry and has played a key role in the convergence of the IT industry with other industries.

  • Latin America and Caribbean Regions

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    The ADL-ILCE Center promotes high quality distributed learning through the implementation and adoption of worldwide standards for education and training throughout the Latin America and Caribbean regions.


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    The ACT Partnership Center’s mission is to assist NATO in developing its e-learning capability.

  • The Netherlands

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    The mission of the Netherlands Defense Force ADL Partnership Center is to support Operational Readiness to gather and always maintain insight on personnel readiness.

  • New Zealand

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    The NZDF ADL Partnership Center is tasked with testing, evaluating, and creating e-learning content for the NZDF.

  • Norway

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    The Norwegian Defence ADL Office (NoD-ADL-O) is responsible for the development, procurement, implementation, and evaluation of ADL Initiative products in Norwegian Armed Forces.

  • Poland

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    The Poland War Studies University ADL team is responsible for the development, procurement, implementation, and evaluation of ADL Initiative technologies and products in the Polish Armed Forces.

  • Romania

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    The Romania ADL Partnership Center, seeks to collaborate with ADL Initiative on developing technical frameworks and standards in national and international contexts with participation from government, industry, and academia.

  • Serbia

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    The mission of this project is to support development of the members of the MoD and the Serbian Army throughout their careers by means of applying modern technologies, primarily informatics.

  • Sweden

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    The Swedish Partnership Center’s main focus is to lead the development of net-based learning (ADL) within the Swedish Armed Forces.

  • United Kingdom

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    The DTEL team provides the MoD with a centralized resource for managing support and consultancy on existing and emerging learning technologies, and on their exploitation for learning.

  • Ukraine

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    The purpose of the Advanced Distributed Learning Scientific Centre is to implement the ADL technologies into the educational process of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

  • US Arizona State University

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    The ASU ADL Partnership Lab’s primary focus is exploratory learning environments, which are more task- than content-oriented.

  • US Office of Personnel Management

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    The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) serves as the chief human resources agency and personnel policy manager for the Federal Government.

  • US University of Memphis

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    The University of Memphis ADL Partnership Lab’s primary R&D focuses on complex learning environments, specifically how computer technology can improve learning.

  • US University of Wisconsin

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    The University of Wisconsin ADL Partnership Lab was founded in 2000 to serve as an independent node of the ADL Initiative operating inside of the University of Wisconsin-System.